Sweden-based startup, Epicenter, has developed a microchip implant that can be used to store your COVID-19 vaccine passport directly beneath the skin, either in the arm or between the thumb and forefinger. It utilizes use near-field communication (NFC) technology, which communicates with any NFC-compatible smartphone. Read more for a video of it in-action and additional information.
Most importantly, Epicenter claims that the procedure is entirely reversible, which we imagine involves a surgical procedure of sorts. Who better to demonstrate this implant than Hannes Sjoblad, Epicenter’s “Chief Disruption Officer”? As you can see, everything appears to work as described, but there’s no word yet on if this will ever be commercially available.
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Implants are very versatile technology that can be used for many different things, and right now it is very convenient to have COVID passport always accessible on your implant. In case your phone runs out of battery, it’s always accessible to you. So of course, that’s how we use this technology today, next year we are going to use it for something else,” said Sjoblad.